Lupus Flare Up Sent Me To The Hospital

img_8560It is Lupus Awareness Month so I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m back in the hospital with a flare up, this is my glam life.

I always say my body is like playing a game of cards because I never know what I’m going to get when I wake up in the morning. Because I’m not a person that go to the hospital for every little pain I get I’m always in bad shape when I get to the hospital. I won’t take off from an assignment I have learned how to manage and still do beautiful work while in pain. When I do say I need to go to the hospital the pain level is over 10.

This time my flare up was in my left hip and leg. It was so swollen, had redness/inflamed, and painful to walk. My day started with going to the doctor with hopes of getting a shot for the pain. Right away my doctor said, WOW, you have septic joints. Before I can get dress the ambulance was being called, and a wheelchair brought in the room. Like my doctor said, I’m so vain, I turned all that down, Oh Hell To The No!!! Then they try showing me how to use crutches, turned that down also. I promised my doctor that I was going to go to the ER, went home and waited for my husband and son to come home so they could escort me.

So now I’m at Danbury Hospital, my second home…smh. Lots of blood work was done as usual and X-Rays to see what was going on. I was given some strong meds to calm down the flare up. I’m not a fan of pills because I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Give me a cocktail any day because I’m in control and I know my limit. They gave me Naproxen, Diazepam, and Oxycodone. I now have to go see a Orthopedics to make sure I don’t have any damages with my joints/muscles from walking for a long time without seeing a doctor.

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So, I’m on bed rest for 2 days and I’m thinking positive that everything is ok and no blood clotting while traveling on Friday. Because of my history in the past I use to clot so I wasn’t able to travel for some time.

Nap Time…

 

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3 thoughts on “Lupus Flare Up Sent Me To The Hospital

  1. Sister it pains me to hear about what you’re going through. I will definitely keep your healing in my thoughts and prayers and give it to The Most High in Christ. Take care and keep us updated on your recovery.

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    1. Aww Thanks 🙏🏾 Cory for such sweet words. I’m home on bed. Sometimes I forget that I’m living with Lupus. So I overdue it when it come to work. I have two days to get better so I can make this flight. I’ll continue to update everything on my blog.

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      1. I can surely empathize with you on that Sis because I have my boxing match with Chron’s Disease. Get some good rest, eat some healing food, take your herbs, and give it to the Most High. You will be perfectly fine.

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